Thursday, March 8, 2012

Vintage Polkadot Dresser

Pokkadots are one of my favorite things. 

They're playful and feminine and cute and sophisticated, all at the same time.

Just like this little lady. 




I knew a stencil would have been impractical for the spacing and layout I wanted for the polka dots, so I used my secret trick. 

Needle point hoops!


They're super cheap and if you remove the middle hoop you get two stencils for the price of one. 

This little lady is painted in Antique White by General Finishes with dots painted in Bon Voyage, Forbidden Red by Behr and Ballet Slipper by Martha Stewart. 

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58 comments:

  1. oh julia, i love it! the colors are SO fun!!! fabulous job as always!

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  2. That is just so much fun Julia! And what a great color combo!

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  3. You had me at polka dots and vintage! That is just darling! I want one too. I think I need to borrow this idea so I'll pin it for later! Please come and link this cutie up to my party happening now!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    (p.s.- putting it on my Facebook page too...everyone must admire it!!)

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  4. I LOVE this! Thank you for sharing. I will be using your blog as inspiration for decorating my new home!

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  5. Too cute! I have been seriously looking for ugli furniture to make pretty recently. These dots are perfect!

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  6. What a great tip on using those for a stencil. I love how the dresser turned out.

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  7. This is so CUTE! I LOVE the way the polka dots are placed and how they run onto the side of the dresser. Very creative. This would look adorable in a girl's bedroom of any age. You have a real knack at picking the right colors for every thing. Great idea for stenciling, too. Way to go!!!!

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  8. This is really cute and the dresser is very beautiful.

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  9. Wow, love the colors and the placement of the polka dots!! Great job!!

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  10. your furniture gets better and better the longer you do this.

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  11. LOVE. IT. I usually save this for Cassie's stuff...but golly, this deserves it.

    SHAZAM.

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  12. I love this Julia! Such a whimsical dresser. It's fabulous! You are so clever to use the embroidery hoops as stencils! This would be darling in a nursery or little Girl's room.

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  13. Just beautiful Julia!!
    It's nice to see something different to. Great job!!

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  14. Just beautiful Julia!!
    It's nice to see something different to. Great job!!

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  15. this is super cute. thanks so much for sharing.
    cheryl xox.

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  16. I love your creativity and that your ideas are different. A new follower.

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  17. seriously this is absolutely adorable. i love the knobs, too!

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  18. I am totally in love with this cutie and YES - I am featuring her! I have no choice - she is just stinkin' adorable!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  19. How cute! I kind of thought they looked like bubbles floating over it.

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  20. The shape of that dresser is perfect. The polka dots put it over the top!

    LOVE it. :)

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  21. What a cute dresser! Love the polka dots!!!

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  22. I never met a polka-dot I didn't love. Your dresser is perfection!

    Thanks for the peek ~
    Mary @ Sea Quilts

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  23. Precious! I may have to use this idea on my daughter's dresser. It's plain white now! Thanks for sharing, I found you on Not Just A Housewife.

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  24. Oh, this is just the cutest thing! Aren't you clever to think of doing this? It's adorable.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia :)

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  25. I LOVE the polka dots, really cute!! I love re-doing furniture too!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  26. This is so fun! I never would have thought to put the polka dots on in that fashion. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. this is absolutely gorgeous!!

    would love it if you shared these on my link party, Serenity Saturday
    http://serenityyou.blogspot.com/search/label/Serenity%20Saturday

    Natasha xxx

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  28. Adorable redo. Using the embroidery hoop is such a clever idea. I have a bunch of those in different sizes lying around. I just might try them out on some chair seats I have yet to redo.

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  29. Oh how I am loving on super sweet and simple dresser....

    Just fabulous! I may have to steal this idea of a future project. So happy I stopped in from Restored It Wednesday.

    If you take a peek back, you'll see me following with joy : )

    Cori
    Starview SSonnet

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  30. Oh my gosh this is the cutest dresser ever! Love the polka dots! I would love if you could come link up at my party!
    Amy@homehappyhome.blogspot.com

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  31. love this! great piece of furniture and the polka dots make it so cute and charming.

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  32. This is too cute! I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    PS: I am your newest Linky Follower!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  33. This is super cute, and it turned out so adorable! You did a great job! Stopping by from The Creative Girl party.

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  34. This is so cute--I love the placement of the dots!

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  35. This is so cute! This is perfect inspiration for our old book case that we're going to put in my daughter's room. I just pinned it and became your newest follower! I would love for you to link it up to my first link party. I know my readers would love it too! http://weliketolearnaswego.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-i-learned-wednesday-1.html

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  36. Love the polka dots! Also loving your new blog design. Super cute!

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  37. Love retro designs! Very nice piece. :)

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  38. Super Cute!
    Angela @ A little about A LOT
    www.alittle-aboutalot.blogspot.com

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  39. What a fun addition to a cute dresser! This project would be perfect for our linky party featuring "Transformations" called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts tomorrow- Friday, March 16th 2012 at 7:00 am and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)

    -Whitney @ TheRoosterAndTheHen

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  40. Love it!

    So fun and sweet!


    And I would LOVE it if you'd share this at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL going on right now!

    http://www.fivedaysfiveways.com/2012/03/feature-friday-free-for-all-11.html

    Hope to see you soon!

    P.S. I'm a new follower. : )

    ~Abbie

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  41. Beautiful! I love the playful polka dots :)

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  42. i love polka dots and these are perfect. so fun and sweet. you are so very talented.

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  43. This is so adorable, very very cute and clever thinking with the embroidery hoop:) Would you mind coming over and sharing this at my cheap finds and transformations party? I'm sure it will be a hit this week! Thanks so much for sharing and have a great weekend. I'm including the link in case you're interested!

    http://www.thescottscrib.com/2012/03/lathriftas-cheap-finds-and_16.html

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  44. Oh Happy Day! I love polka dots too and your project is so fun and cheerful. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful
    pam

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  45. I can't even begin to tell you how much I LOVE this dresser! It's adorable! When I saw it linked up, I thought, "oh my gosh! I want that!" I'll be showing you off in a future post! Great job!
    Melody

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  46. I had to take a look at this - love polka dots! Smart idea for a stencil too :)

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  47. This dresser is soooo adorable! Found you at Funky Junk Interiors and I'm now your newest follower! Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy

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I really appreciate all of your thoughts and comments! They bring a smile to my face!